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Buckfast Abbey helps kids across the country cope with mental wellbeing

Buckfast Abbey is readying itself to lift the mood and mental wellbeing of primary school children across the UK with the launch of its largest ever festival to help children cope with the stresses of daily life.

Starting on Monday 11th October, the Take 5 Festival - a virtual event created by the Abbey’s Education Department - builds on the success of last year’s inaugural, week-long...

RGB selects Devon Mind as its chosen charity

RGB Building Supplies has selected mental health organisation Devon Mind as its chosen charity. Over the next 12 months, the builders merchant will be organising various fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.

Information from Mind indicates that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England, and  one in six people report experiencing...

RNIB launches new support during Mental Health Week

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched a new range of mental health guides for blind and partially sighted people in the South West during Mental Health Awareness Week (between 10 May and 16 May).

The guides offer advice and information on many mental health related topics, such as loneliness, sleep difficulties, resilience and mindfulness, and are downloadable...

Builders merchant encouraging businesses to support Exmouth mental health organisation

The Exmouth branch of RGB Building Supplies is delighted to support local organisation RV.ONE’s fundraising efforts and is calling on other local businesses to do the same.

RV.ONE is a new organisation that provides free mental health rehabilitation through functional fitness, creativity and adventure. It currently has two teams – one all-male and one all-female – who are training to...

Mental health of police officers improved thanks to surfing programme’s ‘unique approach’ 

Surfing helps improve police officers’ wellbeing and mental health, according to research from the University of Exeter Business School.

A research team evaluated the effectiveness of Surfwell, a health intervention programme spearheaded by Devon and Cornwall police that combines surfing with a programme of peer support and group therapy.

Around one in five police officers...

A place for charities, volunteers and people seeking support to come together in Devon

Have you ever looked for a restaurant or hotel on Google Maps? It’s usually a quick and easy search.

However, when it comes to searching for help and support, finding the right service can be a very stressful, complicated process for those in seeking it, with too man clicks to get to information and often discovering information is out of date.

Award-winning, Devon based,...

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Panoma Press launches new children’s imprint ‘Panocub’

Publishing house Panoma Press has announced the launch of a new children’s imprint, Panocub, which will focus on publishing important personal development and social themed books for children.

Since the independent publishing company was first launched in 2005 it has been committed to publishing books which have one purpose, to change lives. Having worked with hundreds of authors and...

Riley Jayne Home This Christmas

How you can help a local singer and mental health charity Devon Mind bring the community together this Christmas

Mental health charity Devon Mind is proud to have teamed up with a renowned local singer-songwriter to launch ‘Home This Christmas’ , a campaign which seeks to bring the community together and help people feel less isolated during this unique and challenging holiday season.

The lead-up to Christmas can be one of the hardest and loneliest times of the year for many people, including...

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation appeals for public support for a project to help mental wellness through nature in the South West 

] Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Butterfly Conservation, the UK charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and the environment, has launched a crowdfunded appeal for the Social Butterflies project, aimed at alleviating poor mental health in south west England through interaction with and care for the natural world. The project has been made possible by an award from...

Over three quarters of Plymouth workers say their mental health has not been a priority during the pandemic

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut Group, has revealed that a staggering 81% of Plymouth workers believe that their mental health has not been a priority for their employer during the pandemic.

The study also found that nearly half (48%) of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the lockdown in March...